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pity the living, and, above all, those who choose red team


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modern Wheel of Time AU where Masema hosts a radio show called The Lord of the Morning 

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Chock full of cliches and purple prose.

Wow! I really enjoy the clevergirlhelps blog but calling WoT purple prose is a serious misjudgment.

Where is that article that talks about how WoT works within the conventions of traditional fantasy and that is its strength? It made a really good point about how instead of trying to ignore the works that came before it, it draws on them and pays (often obvious) homage to them. I’d argue there is a significant difference between knowing homage and genre conventions and cliche. Not every series needs to reinvent the wheel (ah, the pun!). That said, WoT was revolutionary in the genre and inspired many of the people currently working in fantasy.

On another note, WoT avoids a lot of the traps of fantasy fiction that I have seen mentioned on Clever girl helps, often in regards to women and (the existence of) people of colour in universe.

I know it is not to everyone’s taste, and that is fine, but “purple prose and cliches” is a massive disservice and almost willful misunderstanding of the work’s importantance. You don’t have to read it or enjoy it, but dismissing it out of hand is not something I can approve of.

Excellent pun!!!! Also, yes!


I am no longer a mouse in the corner - Vin from Mistborn
ConnectiCon 2014 | Octography | Vicious Cosplay

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Best $1.85 I have ever spent.

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When your friends start picking up phrases you use all the time


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The person I blogged this from deserves to have a great day

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If every bug and insect on this planet died and it lead to mankind’s own extinction I would still die happy

Oh no I think my dad will actually be home tomorrow, what a shame, I’ve been enjoying having the house to myself this week. Even more impressive, I actually cooked instead of ordering pizzas (ok I ordered one but that was celebratory because I found out today was only thursday)